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weight and flight

Post by doe hunter » Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:03 am

Hello; got a Bulldog 330 for Christmas and love it, and getting stuff lined out. bought some BEE and shooting 125 grain field points and Slick trick 125 grain broadheads. Can hit a go cup coffee lid 4 out of 4 at 45 yards. Would like to try lighted nocks. My question is if I went to a lighted nock would I need to go up in front weight? Now I know I will get replies back that will say buy some and see, and I really Do Not Have a problem with that and I would love too. but, I am a disabled vet. and like so many of us today living on a fixed income just do not have the money to buy 3 lighted nocks $30 plus then have to buy different broadheads $35 or more. Thanks and all have a safe 2018

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Re: weight and flight

Post by SEW » Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:57 am

To give a good answer, more things need to be known: length arrow, vanes used ( & wt if not SK300s or Blazers since the weights are well known) and configuration, weight of current and proposed nock, insert weight as all these all factor into the final foc.

Also, maximum range desired . Foc becomes much more critical as range increases.

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Re: weight and flight

Post by doe hunter » Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:27 pm

ok my bad BEE are 18 and 2 inch blazer and Lumenoks flat I think they are 28 grains no farther than 45 yards.

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Re: weight and flight

Post by paulaboutform » Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:36 pm

Using 125gr points you'll be fine with Luminoks.

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Re: weight and flight

Post by doe hunter » Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:55 pm

Thanks Paul

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Re: weight and flight

Post by nchunterkw » Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:00 pm

what weight insert?

Some thoughts.......... lighted nocks are cool to see fly, but if you are hunting on the ground you can still lose arrows even with the nocks. Then you just lost more $$. If hunting from a tree, then no need as the arrow will be stuck in the ground.
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Re: weight and flight

Post by Hi5 » Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:19 pm

nchunterkw wrote:
Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:00 pm
what weight insert?

Some thoughts.......... lighted nocks are cool to see fly, but if you are hunting on the ground you can still lose arrows even with the nocks. Then you just lost more $$. If hunting from a tree, then no need as the arrow will be stuck in the ground.

As a generalization, that's true.

However, after I shot my elk, I went to where the arrow should be, but in the tall grass it wasn't to be seen. So I went to track my elk and deal with it. Later, I came back in the dark and that arrow was well covered by grass but that nock was like a beacon. I may have found the arrow anyway, but it might have got stepped on first. Or, maybe I would have been in too much of a hurry to do a methodical search, and it would have been left behind.
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Re: weight and flight

Post by W.Miguire » Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:22 pm

Just going over some answers and Paul is right they shoot the same for what I shoot. I can tell from experience they help a old guy like me see where the arrow hits and it helps find it after the shot . I have only lost one arrow in all the years of shooting a crossbow from the ground. I use them because the arrow fly so fast I can't see where the hit because they go threw so fast. if you want to practice with them I would go with the stock flat nock with a set screw that makes up the total weight of the lumen nock .that's what I do .go a head and get you some and try them. I am sure you will not be sorry.JMO
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Re: weight and flight

Post by nchunterkw » Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:33 pm

I'm about 50/50 with them. I did find one just as you said Hi5, just barely sticking out from under a log. Didn't see it at first but then saw it after dark. But if the area if flat with lots of leaves and it just buries under that stuff, or if the ground is soft or really thick weeds like in a river bottom then they are gone. I lost 2 like that.
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Re: weight and flight

Post by doe hunter » Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:15 pm

W.Miguire wrote:
Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:22 pm
Just going over some answers and Paul is right they shoot the same for what I shoot. I can tell from experience they help a old guy like me see where the arrow hits and it helps find it after the shot . I have only lost one arrow in all the years of shooting a crossbow from the ground. I use them because the arrow fly so fast I can't see where the hit because they go threw so fast. if you want to practice with them I would go with the stock flat nock with a set screw that makes up the total weight of the lumen nock .that's what I do .go a head and get you some and try them. I am sure you will not be sorry.JMO
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